Australian Citizenship By Descent – Can I apply for Australian citizenship for my son?

Australian Citizenship By Descent – Can I apply for Australian citizenship for my son?


Australian Citizenship By Descent – Can I
apply for Australian citizenship for my son? Okay we have a question from Madel. Last question Po. She asked a few, which is fine. I gave birth
last year to a baby boy Po here in the Philippines. Congratulations, well done. Can he be an
Australian citizen Po? Thank you very much. Okay, lacking a little bit of information
here, but I’m going to assume that the father, the biological
father of the child is an Australian citizen. Okay, if he’s not, well then he can’t. I mean if the father of
the child is a Filipino and you met a nice Australian, well no, he’s not the father,
so he’s not the biological father, so no you can’t. But basically if you have a child where one
partner in the relationship, one partner not in the relationship,
but either the father or the mother is an Australian
citizen and you’ve given birth outside of Australia, then the child is entitled to claim
Australian citizenship by descent. Now it’s not an automatic thing. If a child was born in Australia, bear to
parents where one of them is an Australian citizen, then the child is
automatically an Australian citizen. From the moment they
take a breath, they’re an Australian. Being born in the Philippines, no it’s not
an automatic thing. However, they’re entitled to apply for Australian
citizenship by descent. Meaning because they have
descended from an Australian, in fact yes they can certainly apply there. It’s tremendously
advantageous because the child won’t require a visa, a child can have an Australian passport. A child can enter and leave Australia as often
they want for the rest of their lives even if they don’t
settle there. So it’s a wonderful option and it is most
certainly something that everybody should consider if the child is entitled. Because if you don’t apply, it doesn’t happen. Yes and we would be
very happy to help you with that. Okay, thank you very much.

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    manjinder saini

    Hi my son born iN AUSTRALIA in macrh 2017 when we were waiting for our application decision.WE got PR in August 2017.So is my son eligible for citizenship regards.

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